Steven Lidz, unhappy with his home life since his mother got sick, goes and lives with his two crazy Uncles. There he changes and gets closer to his Uncles, but his parents want him home ... See full summary »
Few knew that Stalin spent his last night in the arms of a young Australian woman. Few still knew that their "love-child" brought Australia to the brink of civil war. Until now ... Written by
"Alexander Nevsky Cantata"
Written by Sergei Prokofiev
Performed by "Latvija" Chorus / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Conducted by Kurt Masur
Courtesy of Teldec International
By arrangement of Warner Music Australia Pty Ltd, and Performed by a Berlin Choir
Conducted by Wolf Dieter Hauschild
Courtesy of Berlin Classics/'Edel' Company Hamburg, Germany See more »
As a son who grew up in a family of communists, I found this movie very insightful: the twists and turns of what fervent idealists took to be worker's paradise through the 50s, 60s, 70s and then to the end of the dream in the late 80s/early 90s was very well portrayed, especially with Judy Davis' stalwart commitment, which was portrayed quite sympathetically; the dark side of her family relationships was also poignantly sketched, as were her son's struggles with history: both global and personal; all in all, a superb blend of the comic and the dramatic: a genre it's very easy to screw up and is rarely, if ever, handled as deftly as it was here.
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